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Dear Ted:

Is there any difference in meaning between the following two sentences?

1) I ONLY have one sister.

2) I have ONLY one sister.

Thank you,

Paolo

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Dear Paolo:

Is there any difference in meaning between the following two sentences?

1) I ONLY have one sister.

2) I have ONLY one sister.

*** There is no difference.  "Only" is an adverb that you can put almost anywhere in a sentence.

Ted

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I am the bibliographic instruction and reference librarian at a public college. Some members of the English department recommend me to their students. I offer assistance in grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and paragraph development. My master`s thesis concerns William Faulkner`s tragic novels. I formerly taught advanced placement English at two schools in the Philadelphia area.

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